Hey guys! Hows it been?
I miss all of you so much and want to come back into HARPG so dang bad. Hopefully once I get a good job I can buy myself another tablet and get started up again.Also sorry if I haven't gotten to your notes/comments yet, I have a lot and just don't have time to read through all of them! Just be patient and I will get to you asap.
Anyways... I have some news for you guys! For those of you who don't know I got a new horse. A BLM mustang.
I am competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge. Some of you may know what that is but for those who don't, its a program where they basically try and get the wild mustangs who currently live in the BLM holding facilities to get adopted. The EMM overveiw:
"The purpose of the competition is to showcase the beauty, versatility and trainability of these rugged horses that roam freely on public lands throughout the West, where the Bureau of Land Management protects them under federal law. The BLM periodically removes excess animals from the range to ensure herd health and protect rangeland resources. Thousands of removed animals are then made available each year to the public for adoption. All of the animals involved in the "Makeover" competition will be available for adoption."
We have 100 days to train a completely wild horse, then a competition is held. All mustangs trained in the adult division will go up for adoption. Those in the youth division are allowed to keep theirs. Since I am only 17 I am in the youth division and get to keep my mustang in which I have fallen in love with.
Here he is! Isn't he just GORGEOUS! And also you are assigned a completely random horse. So I had no idea I was going to get him, but I am so happy with what I got.
I thinks it been about 1 1/2 months since I've had him so we have about another 1 1/2 months left before competition.
This guy and COMPLETELY untouchable when I first got him and was scared of absolutely everything. But he is finally starting to turn around and is becoming such a good horse.
I was able to get a rope on him the first day but I couldn't touch anywhere besides his muzzle. Now he comes up to me and I can easily touch him everywhere, I've even sat on him a couple times to. Don't really want to start riding him until he is older. He's only 2 and I don't want to take the chance in giving him a bad back.
But yeah, he is a doll and I love him to death. And he is good friends with my mare Echo. They are so stinking cute together!
OH! And his name is Kilchii haha. I thought it was quite suitable considering its a Native American name and he's a mustang. It means "Red boy" and it comes from the Navajo origin.
ALSO I have the opportunity to work at a race horse ranch all summer next year in Kentucky! I am SO freaking excited you have no idea.
I'll be working with Kentucky Derby Thoroughbreds!! They said a part of my job would be to exercise them which means running them on the track! And I'll be a groomer and stable hand. I CAN BARELY CONTROL MYSELF!
I even got offered a horse training job at a ranch near me. My dream is to become a horse trainer and so far its working out perfectly!
Anyways, there's an update on me for those who were wondering. Hope all of you have a lovely day, and I miss you all!
Love you guys!